APRIL 6th to 16th, 2017
THURSDAY, April 6th, 2017
On Thursday, Saturn the ringed planet shifts into reverse gear to go Retrograde or "backwards" as seen from Earth. As Saturn retraces its steps for the next four months, we will all revisit issues and problems in our lives which need to be remedied before we move on. From now until August 26th, when Saturn goes Direct or "forwards" again, you can expect to have Saturn, the school teacher of the Zodiac, to force you to sit down and complete your homework before moving forward to the next class.
FRIDAY, April 7th, 2017
On Friday, the Sun is in direct opposition to Jupiter, causing a sense of over-exuberance, over-exaggeration and over-exertion in all areas. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing ... but don't forget that Jupiter is in a tight, 90-degree square angle to Pluto and in near-opposition to Uranus. Expect the unexpected. The coming weeks will show whether you bit off more than you can handle.
SATURDAY, April 8th, 2017
On Saturday, Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn ... for the second time this year. Both planets are Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth). Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well. Think back to what happened during the last week of January when these two planets were in a square configuration. The problems that cropped up then will be revisited ... and now is your opportunity to resolve them.
SUNDAY, April 9th, 2017
On Sunday, batten down the hatches and take cover when the Sun squares off against Pluto — a configuration which occurs only twice a year and which invariably spawns strife, conflict, warfare, earthquakes and even bad weather.
MONDAY, April 10th, 2017
On Monday, Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until May 4th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. Because Mercury is in Taurus, RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Taurus-related areas of household appliances and home finances as well as communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!
TUESDAY, April 11th, 2017
On Tuesday, we come to the Libra Full Moon ... the lunar cycle we call the ORATOR MOON of diplomacy and balanced thinking. This is the perfect time for fulfilling dreams of finding just the right partner, the person who balances out your needs and desires perfectly. But remember that diplomacy is the key. Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Orator Moon is the embodiment of articulate expression in all forms and in all media, whether spoken, written or visual.
WEDS-SUNDAY, April 12-16, 2017
Get ready for a big surprise! Once a year the Sun aligns with impetuous Uranus ... and that configuration dominates this entire week This year the Sun aligns in conjunction with Uranus in fiery Aries. Aries is a sign which shoots first and asks questions later. Rage issues are always bubbling under the surface. This Sun-conjunction-Uranus configuration means you can expect long-simmering crises on the home front or in global affairs to erupt with appalling ferocity. On the positive side, stubborn problems can blow apart and be resolved almost instantly. On the negative side, however, you can expect dangerous political explosions ... perhaps even literal bombs and explosions.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between April 16th and 22th when we come to the second Capricorn Third Quarter Moon in succession, which we call the SPRING BLUE MOON ... More details next time ....